Overview participating exhibitions

Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Nadja Groux

127th@StNick (United States, 2005-2010)

For five years Nadja Groux photographed the same street corner in New York, from the window of her apartment on the fifth storey. What began as a game – stealing moments – grow into a consistent series of street scenes that took place on the corner of 127th Street and St. Nicholas Terrace in Harlem. With her series, arranged like a story board, Groux, both an artist and a social anthropologist, exposes the diverse forms of observation and control in the neighbourhood: from police helicopters and security cameras to the drug dealer's ‘footsoldiers’ guarding their territory, the photographer's secret gaze, and ultimately, our gaze.

  • 127th@StNick (United States, 2005-2010)

  • 127th@StNick (United States, 2005-2010)

  • 127th@StNick (United States, 2005-2010)

  • 127th@StNick (United States, 2005-2010)

Biography

Nadja Groux (France, 1972) studied social anthropology at Cambridge University. In collaboration with NGOs like Doctors Without Borders she undertook various missions to problem areas. She focuses on the way in which personal experiences colour identity, but always with a detached, analytical gaze. 127th@StNick has been included in the permanent collection of the French Bibliothèque Nationale.

Website Nadja Groux

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50